Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: February 26, 2018
NEW CASTLE (Feb. 26, 2018)- Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and others can find out more the new Medicare Card and other senior and consumer-focused topics and programs at the Medicare Roadshow, on Thursday, March 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive, Newark.
The free event is being offered in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, which runs from March 4 through 10.
The Medicare Roadshow will feature representatives from a variety of federal, state and local agencies, and consumer organizations who will offer information and provide assistance to attendees with the focus on programs and services for seniors. Organizations represented will include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, Wilmington Veterans Medical Center, Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Adult Protective Services, Home and Community Based Ombudsman, and Senior Medicare Patrol, KEPRO, Quality Insights, Delaware Attorney General Fraud and Consumer Protection Division, and staff from Delaware's U.S. House and Senate delegation, among others.
Starting in April 2018, and continuing through April 2019, new Medicare Cards will be mailed to beneficiaries. The new cards will feature a unique new number instead of the beneficiary's Social Security number. More detailed information about the new Medicare card, and tips for beneficiaries and caregivers, will be available at the Medicare Roadshow. Information is also available on the Medicare website at https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-and-resources/your-medicare-card.html The Medicare Roadshow is open to the public.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.